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Did you know that there is a significant disparity in the inflation rates between Iran’s 31 provinces?
According to a recent report from the Iranian Statistics Center, the inflation rate in central Yazd province reached 51 percent in August.
That’s more than 11 percentage points higher than the national average and over 17 percentage points above the inflation rate in southern Khuzestan province.
The country's year-on-year inflation rate stood at nearly 40 percent in August; the rate was around 34 percent in Khuzestan.
After Yazd, Isfahan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and Kurdistan provinces exhibited the highest inflation levels, with rates reaching 48 percent, 46 percent, and 45 percent, respectively.
Semnan, Tehran and Bushehr recorded the lowest rates after Khuzestan, with inflation in these three provinces stranding at 35 percent, 36 percent, and 37 percent, respectively.
The inflation rate, which is determined by calculating the percentage change in a price index of goods and services, tells us the percentage by which the price level is changing from period to period.